The Best Decision

Hey guys, it’s finally Friday! I can’t wait to unwind and take the time to write out some summer plans. I’ve found that if I write something down, it is more likely to happen. I really need to just grab a calendar and work through all of the stuff that I want to get done.

Okay, okay….enough suspense. I have some good news for you guys. Scratch that, great news. This is the sort of decision that can change your whole life, for better or worse. The sort of thing that shapes who you are and what your future is going to look like. This is the sort of thing that you see in the movies.

I quit my job. I put in my two weeks and my last day will be June 30th. This was a very hard decision, only made easier by the fact that the tensions at work were rising and employee relations were falling through the cracks. I do want to pursue my dreams and change my life, but if I already had a job that I semi-enjoyed, I may be singing a different song.

I’m feeling a lot of things right now, but overall I feel relief. I am not the sort of person who has the guts to quit their job. I have had a job and been saving money since I was fourteen years old. Usually, if I am quitting, I at least have another job lined up. I am so glad that I actually took a leap of faith and put all of my fears aside.

I know that I may sound a bit subdued for a person who just decided to follow their dreams. I’m still in the “calm” phase that I mentioned in my last post. I haven’t told hardly anyone and I am afraid of what they’ll say/think. The truth is that I know that if I spend enough time working on my goals, I’m going to get there. It probably would have taken another two years to get there if I were working full time.

The fact is that life is short and I dreaded going to work every day. I’ve saved up enough money that I will not go hungry and I have some small side-jobs that should help keep me afloat. If I don’t try this now, I’m never going to. Worst case scenario, I fail, I get another eight to four job and do it all over again.

It’s actually kind of funny, because in my first post, I mentioned that this was not going to be an inspiring story. I genuinely did not believe that I would ever quit, especially not to pursue something as unstable as a dream. Here I am, proving myself wrong. I hope to have some great stories to share with you through my unemployment and probably some good advice as well.

Anyway, I hope this “good news” lives up to your expectations. Enjoy your Friday night!


4 thoughts on “The Best Decision

  1. Im about to be in the same shoes! How crazy! Im beginning to feel worn down by my job and still building the courage to quit because I know while it will be scary to not have another lined up ill be overall SO much happier. Good luck ill be thinking of you and your goals!

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  2. This was me last year! January 4th was my last day and I have not looked back. Yes, things didn’t go according to plan after I quit, and I may have to go back into an 8-4 situation, but I am so proud of myself for taking that risk when I knew I was in an unhappy situation that was not going to improve. Like you, I never thought I would be the person who leaves a job with no solid back-up.
    Good luck to you!

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    1. I definitely think if you’re not happy you have to change something. Even if you have to find other job to earn some money so that you can quit and start again, that doesn’t mean you’re giving up. Thanks for the support!

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